In case you hadn’t heard last Sunday I was down at The Royal Opera House to see some of the world’s most talented people make their way up the red carpet for Great Britain’s most prestigious and premier talent awards the EE BAFTAs.
In 1997 saw a small review for Shaken and Stirred in a magazine and immediately placed an order for the CD, almost instantaneously 3 weeks later it was imported into South Africa, cleared customs and I had it in my hands. If CDs could be played out my copy of Shaken and Stirred which in many respects was a tonal equivalent of Skyfall - respectful to its roots but bringing into the modern age.
David Arnold went on to score 4 more Bonds: The World Is Not Enough, Die Another Day, Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace. Amongst his many accolades David Arnold has been nominated twice for a BAFTA including Best Original Film Music in 2007 for Casino Royale. Sadly Arnold did not score Skyfall that honour went to Thomas Newman who won an EE BAFTA for Best Original Film Music with Skyfall.
I liked Eric Serra's kinetic and deep liquid style Bond music but I have to say I always felt that David Arnold's music for Bond always felt like it was ahead of its time and the films only caught up with Casino Royale. In the clip below from The Music of 007 David Arnold discusses some interesting bits at 15:49 about scoring his first Bond film Tomorrow Never Dies.
|Craig is a retired superhero, an obsessive hobbyist, comics fan, gadget lover & flâneur who knows an unhealthy amount about Ian Fleming's James Bond.|
When not watching or making films he takes pictures, eats, drinks, dives, tries to connect to nature whilst mentally storyboarding the greatest film ever made. He also & sometimes utilises owl-themed gadgets to fight crime.
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